Yay another tag! Thank you to Amy from A Court of Crowns and Quills for tagging me in her 20 Questions post. Be sure to check out and follow her blog as well as her beautiful Instagram @acourtofcrownsandquills
1. How many books is too many books in a book series?
I’m going to say anything over 7 is definitely excessive. My natural response is to say anything more than 3 because we all know that things in stories come in three, but sometimes you just need more, am I right? When authors start throwing in novella’s sometimes I don’t have any care to really read them though. At some point, I just want something fresh.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I think if a book is good enough, you shouldn’t need a cliffhanger to make you want to pick up the next book. However, sometimes I relish in the, oh-my-gosh-what-happens-next feeling. So, let’s just say that I am for them.
3. Hardback or paperback?
A book is a book is a book. I don’t care what format it’s in. I like the aesthetic look of a hardback, but let’s be real, we take those dust jackets off anyway. What I don’t like are the mass produced paperback books that have tiny font and margins so small that you have to crack the book in half just to read the inner words. I read in the dark as I go to bed too, so I like to just lay sideways with my kindle on its side and just fall asleep reading.
4. Favorite book?
For the longest time Pride & Prejudice was my favorite book. I read it about every other year. I would have to say that Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is currently my favorite though. It’s the type of book that I read twice in a year. I love that reading the physical copy and listening to the audiobook just provides for a well rounded experience.
5. Least favorite book?
This was really easy for me. The Gunslinger by Stephen King was by far the most confusing, weird book I have ever agreed to read. It’s one of my friends favorite book series so I am not sure if I will ever read the rest of the series, but if you asked me right now, I would say no, never.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Yes, if, it’s done well. Here is what I hate from this particular trope: one corner of the triangle gets treated very unwell, good vs bad, and flightiness – meaning the character is essentially cheating on the other two corners. If a character has two potential love interests and actually picks one, and the other side bows out then great!
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. This was an ARC I received via Netgalley and I just couldn’t finish. It was so boring and Tess just wasn’t a likable character.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
I like to read multiple books at a time…sooo.
Uhm, I clearly like some particular authors. LOL.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
Jemima J by Jane Green. This is a chicklit book from so long ago that meeting someone in a chat room was still a new concept. This chick basically catfishes a guy by saying she is thin and then he wants to meet so she has to actually lose all the weight. I actually really liked the book and what it showed about appreciating yourself and your own body.
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Since Romeo & Juliet is technically a play I am going to go with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Not one of her most beloved books, but I definitely adore the story. I absolutely love Colonel Brandon. <3
11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Assuming that future releases for an ARC doesn’t count, then The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. Which was a peculiar story about a world where almost everyone is born with a twin, and if the twin dies they succumb to a rage because part of their soul is basically gone.
12. Favorite author?
Again, one of those fluctuating things. Right now I am going to have to say Susan Dennard, because I love her Witchlands series so much. Like, so freaking much.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
I love having the books, but I am cheap as heck, so borrowing books, from the library because mine is fantastic. My library has a huge collection of physical books, ebooks, audiobooks. It’s also a part of a web of libraries so I can have a book transferred from one location to the one closest to me and ready for me to pick up. Love it.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks all the way. But honestly, I don’t care what you do to your books. If you want to highlight and write in the margins and fold an entire page in half, by all means, it’s yours. If I lent you my book and you defaced it, I would never let you borrow a book again.
16. A book you can always reread?
So many. But to be specific and not repeat my favorite book, I will say The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This book reads like a favorite rom-com movie to me. I just adore this book. I would say guilty pleasure, but I know I am not the only one this book has sucked right into.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
I prefer to read while listening to music. If you don’t know I try to pair my books with a song that would lead a soundtrack. I know some authors create playlists that pair with their books sometimes, but I prefer to listen to whatever mood the book puts me in to make it my own experience. Also, small everyday noises distracts me, it’s also a huge deterrent for people to talk to you while you’re reading.
18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)
I can go either way. So many books these days have multiple POV that when I do find a book that has a single POV it’s actually quite refreshing. However, sometimes having that extra POV just adds to the complication of a story.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Usually multiple days. That’s mostly because I have such a busy life AND I read multiple books at at time. However, from time to time I can devour a book in one day. Most recently being Sky in the Deep, which comes out on 4/24/2018.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
Because I am a sucker for pen and ink art.